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    playing avi and divx, wmv etc


    hey team

    what program whould yous recommend to use on madriva 2005 LE, can you get codecs for Totem movie player to play and from were, thanks guys

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    Programs for what?

    I would recommend MPlayer rather than Totem, codecs can be found at http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/Mandriva_Linux.html

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    If you use Mplayer or Xine, you can get the codecs from here. VLC also comes with many codecs built in.

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    Yep, one word answer: MPlayer.

    Simply nothing beats it. You'll have to tweak you're home/yourself/.mplayer/config file to get it to work really nice.

    Post you hardware+video card (and the drivers you're using for it) and we'll help you in building a nice one.

    For MPlayer itself, you normaly don't need any codecs, as people pretty much always compile it with codecs included.

    I recommand you download a binary package of MPlayer, as compiling it can be quite tricky.

    Anyway, to install W32 codecs for Totem, just uncompressed them in /usr/lib/w32/

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Anyway, to install W32 codecs for Totem, just uncompressed them in /usr/lib/w32/
    Is that not /usr/lib/win32/?

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    Hehe, you're right, my bad:

    /usr/lib/win32/ is the right place

    Sorry...
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    how would i go about inststalling the gbz file, there installation files at not working

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    Here is what you do

    Since you're using the same distro as me I can tell you exactly how to get all of this very easily, just follow these steps.

    1) Go here and install all of those packages in the command line. You have to be in root mode so just type su and it will prompt for the root password.

    2) After all of those are installed while still in the command line and still in root mode type:
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    urpmi mplayer
    This is the core engine for mplayer and is needed.

    3) Then run:
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    urpmi mplayer-gui
    This is the graphical user interface for mplayer.

    4) Then run:
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    urpmi mplayerplugin
    This is a Mozilla Firefox extension that allows you to play embedded media files in websites such as background music and embedded movies. If it tells you there is no package named that and instead lists "mplayerplug-in" then that is the same thing, just install that one.

    5) Then run:
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    urpmi win32-codecs
    This is win32codecs to play .avi, .wmv, .wma and other such files.

    6) Then run:
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    urpmi real-codecs
    This is codecs for real media files.

    7) Finally run:
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    urpmi libdvdcss
    This is required if you intend to use mplayer to play dvds with.

    I personally use Xine player but I use mplayer for the embedded firefox plugin. This is exactly what I do every time I install 2005 on somebody's PC so it should work, if you have any problems please post them.

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    5) Then run:
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    urpmi win32-codecs

    This is win32codecs to play .avi, .wmv, .wma and other such files.

    6) Then run:
    Code:
    urpmi real-codecs

    This is codecs for real media files.

    7) Finally run:
    Code:
    urpmi libdvdcss

    these didnt work

    no packaged name xxxxxxxx

    everything else is sweet as

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    Then try running
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    urpmq win32
    Replace win32 with libdvdcss and real and see what it says, this will query for packages with those terms in them. For me it was win32-codecs but for one reason or another it might be a little different for you. Here's an example of how urpmq should act

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